Sweet-looking banjo is sure to impress.
It's been three decades since Ibanez was in the banjo business, but they're back with a bang (or is it a twang?) with the B100 Banjo. Old-timers may recall Ibanez was quite enamored with banjo-building, having even collaborated on an artist signature model with the late great Earl Scruggs.
The Ibanez B100 is a sweet 5-string closed-back banjo at a price that wont break the bank. It features an aluminum rim with 24-lug configuration and mahogany resonator. The mahogany neck has a rosewood fingerboard with gorgeous mother-of-pearl inlays. Chrome die-cast tuners lend a vintage note while keeping things in tune. Other appointments that give the B100 appeal include ivory binding and a chrome tailpeice and armpiece.